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tonight about the misfortunes of another prominent politician, former congressman jesse jackson jr. of chicago, who is charged with using campaign funds to finance an appetite for expensive jewelry, furs, and other luxury items. we'll get that story tonight from nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: the day after former congressman jesse jackson jr. was charged with misusing campaign funds, the downfall of the once rising political star has shaken his hometown of chicago. >> i find the level of theft on his part stunning. >> you have to learn from your mistakes. that's all. we'll pray for hill. >> reporter: jackson was charged friday with diverting $750,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit, including $43,000 for a gold plated rolex. nearly $19,000 for michael jackson memorabilia. $10,000 for bruce lee items. $5,100 for fur capes and parkas. and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. >> using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra
from the command center set up to find him. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife could be headed to prison. they've both been officially charged in connection with the misuse of campaign funds. on friday, federal prosecutors formally filed charges as jackson is said to be accepting a plea deal. they claim jackson misused $750,000 in campaign funds to buy personal items like michael jackson and martin luther king memorabilia. jackson is reportedly going to accept a plea deal. his wife, sandy, faces one count of tax fraud. >>> facebook says it's been hacked. the social media giant says its systems were targeted in a sophisticated attack after employees visited an infected site which installed a malware and bug on their computers. facebook says none of its millions of users' information was compromised. >>> in sports news, serena williams is making history, becoming the oldest woman ever to claim the highest spot in women's tennis. she clinched that top-ranked title on friday with a quarterfinal win at the qatar open. claiming the oldest woman ever title. she's only 31. >>
. >>> jesse jackson waived his right to trial admitting he used $750,000 for campaign funds for personal use. his wife also plead guilty. jackson will be face sentenced in june. he faces up to 50 years in prison and a fine. his wife faces two year and fine. >>> disgraced lance armstrong will not attend the anti-doping agency. the group that stripped him of his title. wednesday was the last day to cooperate. the only way he could lift his life-long ban from competitive sports. the cyclist refused. >>> the case from the same-sex marriage could get a boost from the president. he could overturn california's ban on gay marriage. the commander in chief has until the end of the month to intervene in the case. >>> and this nifty trick shot had draws dropping in kuwait. when it looked like it was out of reach. he reached behind his back, you city in slow motion. his stunned opponents could do nothing but applaud. got to give it up -- wow. that's like the fourth gump shot, right? >> that's right. >> any expert in sports can appreciate that one. >> i like that. i like ping-pong. how about a quick check
cites michael jackson, who is a virgo, and they tend to be extreme perfectionists, over the top, having everything right. >> so it was in the stars? >> you're going to see stars. >> how about take two, the super bowl super kiss? super bowl ad for the web development company godaddy.com. commercial features world famous super model bar refaeli and actor jesse heiman. this isn't even kissing. this is throwing down. the idea of a perfect match, they say, when sexy meets smart, your small business scores. >> right. >> this is the one they're going to run during the super bowl on sunday. this goes on for quite some time. there was a version that was supposedly rejected by cbs where they played tonsil hockey. >> they're tonguing? >> like deep. >> french kissing. >> we had to blur it out, believe it or not. >> it's that bad you had to blur it out? i'm just being dramatic. i actually thought, okay, if he -- listen, there's someone for everyone. if he looked like george clooney and he was kissing her affectionately like that, would it have been edited out? is it because people are like, eww? >>
, it's just -- to me, i'm from houston, texas, well, lake jackson, just south of that and it reminds of, like, hurricane evacuations when we have no power, like, katrina in the dome except it's afloat. >> have there been days where you haven't gotten to eat at all? >> there have not been days where we haven't gotten to eat but, like, the food -- it's basically bread is what you get. and there are sandwiches, like, maybe a thin slice of tomato with some mayonnaise, by the time we get there. but, you know, however, the good thing i have to say the cruise has been phenomenal. they have tried to do the best they possibly can, but the leadership, oh, my gosh, like, they'll tell us one thing, you know, for example, you know, a tugboat was supposed to come once that first evening. well, we sat on the water for two days with nothing and, you know, the seas were really high. in fact, that night my friends and i we slept in our lifeboats in our bed and i truly, truly, truly thought the boat was going to tip over because it slants at, like, a 45-degree angle one day, and then the next day it's to
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